Committee wants to know about the ferry fund
THE Daintree Coast Community Council has written to the Douglas Shire requesting information about the status of the Ferry Reserve Fund, with a view to starting a dialogue into the long term capacity of the Fund.
to be discussed would include the revenue generated from the Daintree River Ferry, the Rules and Policy surrounding the Ferry Reserve, and possible future risks, uses and benefits,” DCCC chair Lawrence Mason said this week.
“Given the critical nature of the Daintree Ferry to the dayto-day function and economic well-being of the community north of the river, the fact that the nature of the Reserve continues to be so little understood has led to misinformation, rumours and speculation about possible uses.
“Our community is thankful that previous Councils had the foresight to instigate the Ferry Reserve, and that this has been continued by the current Council”.
The Ferry Reserve is meant to ensure the long term viability of ferry operations for the benefit of the community north of the River, the Reserve now stands at around $3.5 million, with annual injections of around $450,000.